The Marathon Classic will host its annual LPGA Tour event July 9-15 at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania. The lady professionals will be vying for a piece of $1.6 million total purse, with the winner banking $250,000.
More importantly the tournament has raised $10.3 million for 170 northwest Ohio children’s charities since its inception in 1984.
“We’re grateful to all of our sponsors for their continued support of the Marathon Classic,” stated tournament director Judd Silverman. “This year’s contribution of $523,000 takes us well over the $10 million mark in charitable donations over the past 33 years. This kind of sustained effort would not have been possible without the loyal support of the northwest Ohio business community!”
The local children’s charities that will receive contributions from the 2018 Marathon Classic include:
CASA Lucas County
Findlay Family YMCA
Historic South Initiative
Mercy Health Foundation
Raise the Bar – Hancock County
Rally Cap Sports
Read for Literacy
Toledo Community Service Center – Family House
University of Findlay Clubhouse Reading Center
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Jamie Farr Scholarship of the Toledo Community Foundation
Toledo will once again be featured on national television as all four rounds of the tournament will be televised by The Golf Channel.
Do your part to keep the annual Marathon Classic an important part of Toledo’s summer activities, as well as, support these local charities to continue helping our youth.
To purchase Daily or Weekly Grounds tickets and a weekly parking pass, please visit any Toledo area Kroger store or go online at www.marathonclassic.com.